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Archive for March, 2007

Instruction Cross-reference table updated

March 28th, 2007 by RoscoHead

Another update to my LEGO instructions cross-reference, find them here. Highlights include:

City: Café Corner
AquaRaiders: All the new sets
Train: Hobby Train (main model and complete pictures only)
Creator: Fast Flyers

And a few other goodies 😉

Added: 117
Updated: 26
Deleted: 0

Thanks for corrections to:


LDD 2.0 released – does it live up to the hype?

March 24th, 2007 by RoscoHead

With the release of the new Hobby Train set 10183, came the news “LDD version 2.0 required to view or download the online building instructions.”

Great! A new version of LDD! And it boasts some great new features! And lots of people who’d downloaded it before I was able to had said it’s a big improvement over previous releases. So I went to the download site in great anticipation.
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txt2dat now available for Linux and Mac

March 14th, 2007 by RoscoHead

Thanks to Jim DeVona, the latest version of my txt2dat program (0.2.0) is now available for both Linux and Mac. Jim has tested these binaries on the machines he has available, but if you run into problems, please contact Jim or myself and we’ll see what we can do.

Find them here.

txt2dat version 0.2.0

March 13th, 2007 by RoscoHead

My LDraw text generator, txt2dat has been updated. The new version can be found here.

Changes in this version:

  1. Upgraded to current library versions:
    • Triangle 1.6
    • Freetype 2.3.2 (Require at least 2.1.9)
  2. Initial build support for Mac
  3. Simplified Makefile
  4. Added LDraw header info
  5. Added -d, -f, -o, -e options
  6. Changed & def_font.h to make default_font unsigned


I’m an ambassador!

March 8th, 2007 by RoscoHead

LEGO Ambassador
Recently, the 5th cycle of LEGO ambassadors were announced by Steve and Jan. I’m delighted to be on the list, and I hope I can contribute something positive to the program. The full list is:

  • Tania Baixinho : Portugal
  • Andrew Becraft : United States of America
  • Caspar Benndsen : Denmark
  • Jakob Bindslet : Denmark
  • Eric Brok : the Netherlands
  • Lluis C. Gibert : Spain
  • Marco Chiappa : Italy
  • Ross Crawford : Australia
  • Adrian Drake : United States of America
  • Volker Draschka : Germany
  • Richie Dulin : Australia
  • Doug Eaton : United States of America
  • Ben Ellermann : United States of America
  • Didier Enjary : France
  • Chris Giddens : United States of America
  • Felix Greco : United States of America
  • John Langrish : Canada
  • Mark Neumann : United States of America
  • Jean-Marc Nimal : Belgium
  • Casper Van Nimwigen : the Netherlands
  • Jason Railton : the United Kingdom
  • Peter Reid : the United Kingdom
  • Dan Rubin : the United States of America
  • Stephan Sander : Germany
  • Mark Sandlin : United States of America
  • Barbara Werth : the Netherlands
  • Jeff Van Winden : Canada
  • Paul Wolters : the Netherlands
  • Diana Wong : Singapore
  • Nelson Yrizarry : United States of America

A truly globe-spanning list!

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